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Judge On Immigration Case Had Criticized US Policy

The federal judge assigned to rule in the lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s changes to immigration rules last year accused the Obama administration of participating in criminal conspiracies to smuggle children into the country by reuniting them with parents living here illegally.

12/09/2014

Protestors display signs outside the White House November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC  following the announcement that the white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo credit: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Releases New Racial Profiling Guidance To Law Enforcement

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

12/08/2014

File photo of a Fairfax County Police cruiser. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Feds: Fairfax ‘Withheld information’ on Shooting

The Justice Department says Fairfax County withheld information sought by federal prosecutors in their criminal investigation of a fatal shooting by a county police officer.

12/04/2014

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Obama’s Friend Could Be Called As ‘Hostile Witness’ By Government In Federal Criminal Trial

Dr. Eric Whitaker, friend of President Barack Obama, could be called as a “hostile witness” by the government in a federal criminal trial over misused funds in the state agency he used to run, a judge ruled Wednesday.

12/04/2014

Holder described it as one of "several recent incidents that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect." (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Justice Dept. To Investigate NYC Chokehold Death

Holder described it as one of “several recent incidents that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect.”

12/03/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder makes a separate statement on the unrest after the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justice to Probe NYC Chokehold Death

The Justice Department will conduct a federal investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move, a department official said Wednesday.

12/03/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks to the media during a press conference by Michael Brown Jr.'s attorney council and the National Action Network in response to the the grand jury decision at Greater St. Mark Church in Dellwood, Missouri, on Nov. 25, 2014. (credit: Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharpton: Obama Putting ‘Full Weight Behind’ Police Body Cameras

President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn’t building a “militarized culture” within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

12/02/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Holder Announces Plan To Target Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.

12/01/2014

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Arizona’s Immigrant Smuggling Law

Arizona’s frustrations over federal enforcement of the state’s border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state’s experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts.

11/10/2014

President Obama Loretta Lynch

Obama Says Lynch Will Carry on Equal Justice

Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom.

11/08/2014

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